Cleansing the aura by means of incense
This is an easy and effective way of cleansing the aura, and it is used mainly after administering a treatment, after a quarrel, argument, or a long, busy day, and when there you feel that non-positive energies have adhered to your aura. The cleansing is done with the help of a partner, who holds the stick of incense. After you do this cleansing with the help of a partner often, you may be able to do it by yourself. For the cleansing, you can use any stick of natural and high-quality incense. (There are incense sticks that are scented with low-quality artificial perfumes that are used for purifying the air in toilets, walk-in closets, and so on – it is not advisable to use them.) The types of incense that are most highly recommended are sage, which is very strong and effective for purification, frankincense, and jasmine. However, any stick of high-quality, pleasant-smelling incense will do.
Stand erect, feet slightly apart, and close your eyes. Make sure to take deep, slow, and comfortable abdominal breaths. Your partner holds the lit and smoking stick of incense and begins to walk around your body. There are many different ways of moving the incense around, but it should go in a right-to-left direction – clockwise. It is possible to start at the top, and move the incense stick clockwise around the head, at a distance of 20 to 60 centimeters from the body, and gradually descend, in a kind of spiral, to the feet, and then ascend again.
Another way is to start on the right side of the body and descend very slowly to the feet, and then go up the left side of the body, go down the right side again, and go up the left side once more. In this technique, intuition and emotion are very important, and if your partner feels that another slightly different method of moving the incense stick around is appropriate, it is worth trying. This technique is simple, quick, and extremely effective. After the cleansing, you frequently experience a feeling of relief and purification, a feeling of a burden being lifted off your shoulders, greater vitality, and a feeling of significant tranquillity.
Magic Manipulation should be avoided for two reasons. First, manipulating people with magic interferes with their free will. If the desired action isn’t something she would do without being under the influence of magic, making her do it through the use of magic is akin to rape. Second, there is an element of “do unto others as you would have done to you” in magic. If you wouldn’t want someone to use a certain spell on you, don’t use it on another person.
It might be tempting to use magic to halt a friend’s self-destructive activities, but unfortunately, it’s not a good idea. Even though you see it as beneficial to him, it’s still manipulation. And it’s possible that he’s in the middle of an important life lesson. Interfering might halt the lesson, which means he’ll have to lear some other way later, and the second lesson could be worse.
Unintended manipulation should also be avoided. For example, if you are trying to buy a house, you could visualize yourself finding the house of your dreams, but you shouldn’t visualize the owner of a specific house putting a “For Sale” sign on the front lawn. The best way to avoid unintended manipulation is to say “I do this for the good of all” at the end of every spell. That way, if you made an error in your spell, the effect of it will be mitigated.
First It is generally unwise to do spells for the benefit of others, but sometimes it’s necessary. Whenever possible, get permission to do the spell first. For example, if your friend has cancer, ask if you can send him healing energy or do a healing spell. If he says no, don’t do it. He has his reasons. If he’s unconscious, you can send the energy or do the spell, but include a statement that allows his higher spirit to reject the energy or spell if he doesn’t need or want it.
Permission gets complicated when children are involved. If they’re your children and they’re under the age of twelve, then the choice is up to you. If they’re someone else’s children, then you should ask their parents for permission. Child abuse is the exception. In this case, you probably won’t be able to get permission from the child to act on her behalf. You also won’t be able to get permission from the abuser. Even without permission, you should cast a protection spell on the child, and then call the authorities.
Contrary to what you might have seen on TV, it is perfectly acceptable to use magic for personal gain. Magic for personal gain is usually called “low magic,” as opposed to “high magic,” which is a spell for something on a greater scale, like world peace. Both types of magic have places in your life.
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